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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 03:51:36 PM »

I don't know why everyone has to take everything to extremes.  -    Exactly, like those ANTIFUCKS - no need for them at all


Quite right!  People demonstrating against fascism and corruption and racism, who needs that kind of noise?  Better to roll over and get your head properly fitted under the jackboot.   


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 03:45:54 PM »
Criterion #1 -- met, and exceeded expectations! 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 01:12:33 PM »
No I am not an American self-loather. Have you ever wondered why so many want to come to the shiny shores if it is so terrible? People are not risking life and limb to migrate to Iraq or Pakistan.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/denmark-offers-to-buy-us

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 12:42:15 PM »

But bigger picture, I think its more a gray hat/black hat paradigm.

And my take is the black hats want to exterminate the gray hats and have for a long time and as a result the gray hats have become darker over time.

But I believe the gray hats have a right to exist.

I understand that others may disagree with me.

The right to exist is the basic of my posts on this.   When you beat the shit out of people for over half a century, they do tend to get pissed, and radicalize.   Hats do turn darker.

If, in all posts, we replaced Israel with "United States" and Arab/Palestinian with "native American," I think almost everyone would more easily grasp the real cost, in human terms, of treating people as if they are accidents on the landscape. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:50:52 AM »
Glad you are jumping in to the what the fubar is going on in the world discussion as much as hoops.

Really I think you folks are fantastically wasting your time arguing with the likes red and kiid and luee and bambu.  They offer such weak foils. Red merely stays on top of the right wing propaganda.
What's the point of debating them?
Actually they don't even debate, just provoke or propagandize.
None of them make a credible case or are persuadable.

You folks are knowledgeable and passionate.
Shouldn't you be joining a Dem campaign and actively working to remove Trump from office?

Agree, and I have. (*) And your posts on China are keepers.  I'm trying to learn more about the PRC these days, so welcome your contributions.  As for the trolls, I think many here just use them to keep their discursive knives sharpened.  No one has any illusions that entrenched and sclerotic views will be changed.  There is also an entertainment aspect to it.


*  as web admin at a science website, I help promote dissemination of solid peer reviewed research on climate change and anthropogenic GW, i.e. data that runs counter to the current GOP narrative.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:40:23 AM »

It make perfect sense to those who arenít suffering from Syphilis.

Since you are suffering from a very late stage of Syphilis, as evidenced by your posts, there is no point in explaining what is clear and straight forward to you.

Your keen, insightful, and point-by-point analysis, as ever, really drives a  discussion.

Heh. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 18, 2019, 10:37:59 AM »
The  Chairwoman of the Federal Elections Commission has called President Trump on his bullshit about the NH 2016 presidential election: "put your cards on the table or fold."

I have a new metric here for what criteria makes a good posting:  criterion #1 is that it must offend KidC.  Criterion #2 is that it must accurately describe a state of affairs outside of my head, i.e. external reality.

Trump is a fat fucking liar.   There, both boxes checked. 

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Movies / Re: Movies
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:50:49 PM »
RIP Peter Fonda.   His passage sadly noted here in the Black Hills.  He often showed up at the bike rally in Sturgis.  In many films I didn't see, but also in films I did see and liked, like Ulee's Gold, The Limey, and of course ER. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 17, 2019, 11:21:48 AM »
I am aware of Israel's history as a Jewish homeland, but my point was more that democracy, in the world, had shifted away from such national identifications.  Our nation, when founded in the 1700s, very much identified itself as Christian (just not a specific sect, like the Church of England), but for many people that no longer makes sense, and the concept of separation of church and state has broadened.

 I think Jews who firmly grasp the value of not identifying America as Christian, can also appreciate that the same principles of liberal democracy would apply in other nations now.   So the intention to have Israel continue to be a Jewish state should be questioned in this ideological light.  Just as people question repressive acts in other countries that identify as Muslim states, it is reasonable to question a Jewish state, especially when a quarter of the population is not Jewish.  Whatever the history, those people are not "accidents" any more.  Hope that clarifies my previous comments a bit.  I don't think an [ANY SECT] state is still a good idea.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 17, 2019, 09:43:31 AM »
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50 years of being in violating of international law and oppressing a stateless people deserves a response....   


As others have said here, being critical of a nation's oppressor role doesn't make you anti-Semitic.  And that weird assertion of anti-Semitism is all the weirder given that many Jewish people of conscience are also opposed to the oppression and unlawful annexation.   Also weird is equating Israeli with Jewish, when 25% of that nation's populace is not Jewish.  People who are offended when someone calls America "a Christian nation" sometimes are oddly unoffended when Israel is called a Jewish nation.   
If the former is a false characterization (we're not a theocracy), then so is the latter.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 04:22:58 PM »
Consumption also tends to rise when a trade war is looming.  An effect of consumers anticipating a steep rise in the cost of some durable goods.   The classic "cleaning the supermarket shelves before a big storm" effect. 

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Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: August 15, 2019, 12:24:17 PM »
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(CNN)A man died Tuesday night after participating in a taco eating competition at a minor league baseball game. The competition took place last night at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California, during a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Memphis Redbirds.

So, did he win the contest? 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 10:05:34 AM »
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/15/uk/stabbing-home-office-gbr-intl/index.html

Knife attacks will continue to rise

Better ban those late night sword infomercials.

You and the missus are at the movies...

Man with an assault rifle with high-capacity drum magazines starts firing into the audience

vs

Man with knife goes on rampage

Which scenario offers you the better odds of survival? 

(will watch your obfuscations and cherry picking with amusement)


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:53:38 AM »
Low hanging fruit.

The boughs of the GOP tree are drooping these days under their heavy burden.

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